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August 8 2020

International Cat Day: Making Cats Happy One Cat at a Time

International Cat Day celebrates happy cats every August 8. The day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  The day is truly international in scope, but though cats are the most popular pet on the planet they often remain misunderstood and even those who love them may not provide suitable welfare.…

August 7 2020

Pet Friendliest Cities

Wallet Hub has released their listing of their pet friendliest cities, taking many factors into consideration. Most people in America have a pet, and the overwhelming majority (generally over 90 percent) consider pets members of their families.  The American Pet Products Association projects that in 2020, pet ownership will cost Americans $99 billion. With pet…

August 7 2020

Heat Stroke in Dogs Study Results

Don’t allow your pup to run amuck in the summer, as researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College learned more about heat stroke in dogs: Researchers analysed the clinical records of more than 900,000 UK dogs. They found that 1,222 had received veterinary care for heatstroke at some point during their lives,…

August 6 2020

Bats Caused the Virus; Bats Might Cure the Virus

Many humans cringe at the very thought or sight of bats. And some of those people may even have chiroptophobia, a fear of bats. True enough some bats are blood-suckers and some have a wingspan nearly the size of an average human. It’s also true that bats likely responsible, at least in great part, for…

August 5 2020

Is it a Catfish? Kitten Reeled In

Imagine being out in the open Gulf of Mexico, dropping the line and reel and getting those fishing nets ready. “What is that out on the horizon?” Is it a giant catfish? Nope – it’s a cat, a kitten in the ocean. Here’s what the captain of Still Flyin Charters had to say on the…

August 4 2020

Heartworm Vaccine on the Horizon: But Do We Need It?

Heartworm disease in dogs and cats is greatly preventable, yet so many pet parents don’t give their pets a preventive product that will prevent the potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. Also, there are some pockets of resistance to chewable products. In response researchers from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom are working…

August 3 2020

One Health is a Hot Topic with Dr. Michael Lappin

One Heath is how animals interact with us and with our environment – and that topic has never been more relevant than today. It appears clear that the pandemic causing SARS CoV-2 (the novel corona virus) began at a so-called wet market or animal market in China with a bat and likely an intermediary species…

August 3 2020

Dog Flu vs. Kennel Cough: Which Do You Vaccinate For?

The vaccine for bordetella or kennel cough is considered routine. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I wonder why the canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine isn’t necessarily routine, depending on your veterinarian. Dr. Marks points out exactly what bordetella is and offers more details about the CIV or dog flu. Both are…

August 2 2020

New York Assembly Member and New Jersey Veterinarian Behind No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

Following New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s support of that state being the first to ban declaw of cats, New York is now on its way to next state-wide ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Listen HERE to Rosenthal on WGN Radio explaining on Steve Dale’s Pet World her support of the…

August 1 2020

Winn Feline Foundation Seeks Director of Development & Marketing

JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of cats by providing funding for feline specific health research and education. (For nearly 15 years I’ve served on the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors). Established in 1968, Winn funded over $7 million…

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